Update 2022-01-26 (2): During negotiations between the Ukrainian and Russian governments on Wednesday (26 January), it was decided to maintain the current ceasefire.
Update 2022-01-26 (1): On Wednesday (26 January), the US Embassy in Ukraine urged its citizens to consider leaving the country at the earliest opportunity.
2022-01-25: Due to the ongoing military tensions between Ukraine and Russia or pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, the authorities of several countries now warn against travelling to Ukraine. This applies, for example, to the British FCDO, which issued a travel warning for the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as well as the Crimean peninsula and advises against travelling to the rest of the country, and the German Federal Foreign Office, which advises to postpone non-essential travel to Ukraine.
As the situation in eastern Ukraine in particular can change unpredictably, travellers should heed advice from local authorities and check local media for further developments. If travel is planned, it should be checked to see whether it is necessary.